The media forum of the Turkic Council on the theme “Fundamental past, strong future” will be held in Istanbul from 22 to 24 October, the organizer of the event, the Liaison Office of the Presidential Administration of Turkey, reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will address the forum participants at the opening of the event via a video message, the statement said.
More than 350 participants will take part in the forum, including representatives of the countries – members of the Turkic Council – Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the observer country Hungary, as well as Turkmenistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) – representatives of the leading media, academics, senior government officials, prominent bloggers and communications students.
The forum will discuss the possibilities of developing cooperation in the field of the film industry and the media, as well as a joint fight against disinformation, including in social networks.
The head of the Liaison Office of the Administration of the President of Turkey Fahrettin Altun, whose words are quoted in the message, said that the organization of the international media forum was included in the action plan at the summit of the leaders of the Turkic Council in 2019.
Altun also recalled that the decision to hold a media forum in Turkey was made at the 3rd meeting of the ministers and high-ranking officials of the countries participating in the Turkic Council responsible for information and media, which took place in Baku on April 9-11 this year.
“We want to build the future together with the members of the Turkic Council within the framework of a common thinking and vision. Under the strict leadership of the Turkish President and the leaders of other member states, we strive to further develop relations in all areas through effective cooperation and strong solidarity, ”Altun said.
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